At the time of this writing, Apple have only allowed printing from your i-Devices (meaning: iPod touch, iPad and iPhone) with iOS 4.2.1 to “Air-Print Compatible” printer(s) and they are all from HP which are
- Photosmart e-AiO D110
- Photosmart Wireless e-AiO B110
- Photosmart Plus e-AiO B210
- Photo Smart Premium e-AiO B310
- Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO C410
- HP ENVY e-Aio D410
- Photosmart eStation C510
I am currently using a Lexmark E120N network laser printer and a HP 5550 Color Inkjet that is connected to my Airport Express, again used as a network printer. So if I normally booked a flight from my iPhone and iPad I can’t print the Boarding pass nor itineraries, since I don’t own any of the printer above.
However there is a fix available for free and If you want to print to any printer from your iOS 4.2.1 devices like mine, now you can.
AirPrint Hacktivator by Netputing offers a solution for Macs owners to set up wireless printer with 4.2.1 iOS Devices ( that’s your latest iPod touch, iPhones and iPad) as long as they are shared within your network. At this time, it is only available for Mac Computers.
The Set up Requirements:
- Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.5
- iTunes 10.1
- i-Devices with iOS 4.2.1 (update your latest iPad, iPod touch or iPhone to the latest software update in iTunes)
- Copy of the AirPrint Activator software download here. (Save to your desktop and unzip then copy it to your Application Folder)
To activate AirPrint:
9. Exit the program the System Preferences and the AirPrint Activator by clicking “Quit”
Click on Print and choose the printer(s) from the list by tapping “Printer”, you are now ready to have paper spitting out from your printer.
Save paper = save trees, only print when it is absolutely necessary.